Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, today announced an industry first that will eliminate several
key barriers service providers face when expanding broadband service
deployments. Frequency Division Vectoring (FDV) enhances the
capabilities of both G.fast and VDSL2 vectoring by enabling them to
better coexist by working in tandem across a single subscriber line in
the service provider's network. This new patent-pending technology
enables service providers to take immediate advantage of the maximum
G.fast performance without the expense of transitioning an entire
subscriber base from VDSL2 to G.fast technology. Preserving investments
in Fiber-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) infrastructure, FDV doubles data rates
and increases the reach of intermediate-rate services - between 100 Mbps
to 1 Gbps - allowing the delivery of cost-effective premium broadband to
80% more subscribers.
"While G.fast and VDSL2 have always been seen as complementary
technologies, the limitations of G.fast have been exposed when forced to
operate in a VDSL2-compatible mode at higher rates," said Jeff Heyne,
principal analyst, broadband access and pay TV, Infonetics. "As service
providers look to build out their G.fast adoption strategies, ADTRAN's
FDV technology has a key performance impact by allowing G.fast and
vectored VDSL2 technologies to work in concert to boost performance.
Service providers can now maximize a broader market opportunity without
wasting unused bandwidth in their networks or prematurely forcing
subscribers served by 100Mbps VDSL2 to move to G.fast."
FDV expands the addressable market for G.fast by broadening its
applicability from Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB) and
Fiber-to-the-distribution points (FTTdp) out to existing street cabinet
sites. This allows service providers to fortify recent cabinet
investments while mitigating the operational challenges that currently
exist regarding providing power to new FTTdp deployments. FDV
strengthens the value proposition of G.fast by substantially improving
deployment economics and enabling faster service time to market for
game-changing broadband services rates.
"ADTRAN is the trusted technology partner for service providers around
the world because we enable them to address real-world pain points in
their network deployments. Frequency Division Vectoring is the latest
example of breakthrough solutions we bring to our customers," said Dr.
Kevin Schneider, chief technology officer, ADTRAN. "FDV allows service
providers to expand the capacity of their Fiber-to-the-Cabinet
architecture to Fiber-to-the-Distribution Point levels without a deeper
investment into their fiber infrastructure. This will enable service
providers to cost-effectively accelerate premium broadband services for
their entire subscriber base."
For nearly three decades, ADTRAN has been reinventing networks to help
service providers keep pace with the constantly changing marketplace.
These solutions enable operators to evolve, change and grow their
service offerings as they look to drive new business opportunities and
stay at the forefront of technological advancements.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
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